Hoarding Panels

These hoarding panels made of 3mm aluminium composite are an excellent option if you need to create large, long-lasting and robust panels for outdoor use. They are highly visible, making them perfect for placement along motorways or busy streets where they can be easily viewed by both drivers and pedestrians. The boards can be mounted on specialised structures or on the sides of buildings, making the possibilities for their use nearly limitless.

At Express Hoardings, we are proud to offer this innovative solution for covering boards using printed aluminium composite sheets that are joined by a thermoplastic resin core. This economical and highly effective formula is also aesthetically pleasing and sustainable, making it an excellent value for money option. The aluminium composite panels have an attractive finish and are extremely durable, making them the top choice for hoarding panels. To ensure your panels look new for as long as possible, we use anti-fade ink in our printing process.

Our standard aluminium composite panel offers excellent corrosion resistance due to the three layers of fluorinated polyvinyl paint that lacquer the aluminium alloy. The interior is made up of polyethylene thermoplastic resins, meaning the material has high rigidity and shock resistance, all while being lightweight. This combination of features makes the boards ideal for use on buildings exposed to extreme temperatures and/or acoustic pollution. They are designed to be long-lasting and provide excellent value for money. Additionally, the boards are fire retardant, making them an excellent choice for locations prone to fire risk. Even in the unlikely event that the boards are struck by lightning, you can rest easy knowing that it won't be a safety hazard.

We offer a variety of sizes for composite aluminium hoarding panels, including 2440 x 1220mm (8ft x 4ft), 3050 x 1500mm (10ft x 5ft), 3050 x 2000mm (10ft x 6.4ft), and 4050 x 2000mm (13ft x 6.4ft). The best part about our service is that we offer in-house printing of any design you want on these panels, making them a convenient option that doesn't require painting or varnishing.

If you need any help with your design or require additional information, we have a technical team available to assist you at any time. Contact us today to learn more about our composite aluminium hoarding panels. Or read about why companies can benefit when using hoarding signs on construction sites.

Material Used

Choosing the right material for a hoarding panel can be a complex task. To simplify things for you, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that will help you understand the benefits of Aluminium Composite material.

What is Aluminium Composite (ACM)?

Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) is a popular three-layer composite sheet used in building materials. The sheet is made up of a plastic core layer with aluminium on both sides. The outer layer of the product has a decorative and protective coating. In recent years, ACM building materials have grown in popularity due to their modern, sleek appearance.

ACM materials have gained popularity in the construction sector over the last few decades. Designers love the variety that these materials offer and prefer to use them in their creations. While all ACM sheets will have a thin layer of aluminium, there are two choices for the core material. The first material is Polyethylene (PE). ACM panels that use PE cores are more affordable and lighter, making them a popular choice for buildings that are up to two stories tall.

For larger buildings, builders are opting for more specialised fire-retardant cores. While fire-resistant cores are more expensive, new fire safety requirements may necessitate the use of these panels in multi-story constructions.

Is ACM fire-resistant?

Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) panels come with different fire-resistant ratings. B1 is the common rating for most ACM panels. However, not every plastic aluminium composite panel is fireproof, and the fire-resistant performance is determined based on the non-combustibility grade. There are four types of non-combustibility grades; B1, B2, B3, and A2. B3 is the lowest grade with a flammable raw material rating, while B2 is classified as a combustible building material. Therefore, when choosing a fire-resistant material for your building, it is crucial to consider the product's fire rating feature.

  • A2 fire protection rating is for non-combustible construction materials that are difficult to burn.
  • B1 classification is for flame and fire-retardant building materials that have good flame and fire-retardant properties. When the material comes into contact with an open flame in the air or is exposed to high temperatures, the fire will not spread quickly. Once the fire source is removed, the combustion will stop as quickly as possible.
  • B2 is the third fire-resistant performance class for flammable materials. These substances have unique fire-retardant properties. When exposed to a fire in the air or a high temperature, they will ignite, causing the fire to spread, similar to wooden columns, beams, staircases, and trusses.
  • B3 classification for construction materials is the least efficient in terms of fire safety. They are flammable materials that do not have any fire-retardant properties. As a result, they are regarded as flammable and dangerous and are the worst choice for building claddings.

Where can you use ACM?

Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) is popularly used in curtain walls, exterior wall decorations, advertising, and interior wall decoration. It's essential to note that the specifications of the building material vary depending on its intended use.

  • ACM for Building Curtain Wall: When using ACM for building curtain walls, the top and bottom aluminium panels must have a minimum thickness of 0.50mm, and the total thickness must be at least 4mm. Typically, aluminium sheets from the 3000 and 5000 series are used, and it should be coated with fluorocarbon.
  • ACM Material for Indoor Use: In most cases, upper and lower aluminium panels used for indoor purposes are made of an aluminium plate with a thickness of 0.20mm and a minimum thickness of 0.10mm, with a total thickness of 3mm. The coating is either polyester or acrylic. Additionally, ACM can also be utilised in airplanes, cabinets, and automobiles.
  • ACM Materials for Exterior Wall Decoration and Advertising: For exterior wall decoration and advertising, the top and bottom aluminium panels should be rust-resistant and have a thickness of at least 0.20mm, and the total thickness should be at least 4mm. A fluorocarbon or polyester coating is typically used.

Advantages of ACM and its Popularity

  • Rigidity: Compared to a single-layer aluminium plate, the aluminium-plastic composite panel features a higher elastic limit, is more resistant to bending, and can maintain good flatness performance naturally over an extended period without requiring excessive external force.
  • Lightweight: ACM is composed of aluminium and a small-density plastic core material, making it smaller and less hefty than other metals with the same thickness and rigidity.
  • Colourful and Decorative: The layers of the aluminium-plastic panel can be manufactured in a variety of colours, and the design can be tailored to suit any application. Additionally, photocopying technology can replicate various textures, such as granite, wood grain, and metal patterns, to create a unique texture and high-quality pattern design.
  • Durable: Aluminium-plastic composite board utilises a metal and core material thermal composite technology with strong bonding. The surface coatings vary based on the application environment, with fluorocarbon coatings providing superior weather resistance.
  • Affordable: Pre-coating continuous coating and metal/core material continuous thermal compounding manufacturing are used in producing aluminium-plastic composite panels, thereby resulting in high production efficiency and low raw material costs. ACM is an economical alternative to typical metal veneers.
  • Eco-friendly: The discarded aluminium-plastic panel contains recycled aluminium and plastic core components that have low environmental impact. Moreover, wood-aluminium composite panels and outdoor ornamental aluminium-plastic panels utilise fluorocarbon coatings, which are highly durable with low maintenance costs, resulting in low overall life cycle expenses.
  • High Surface Flatness: The surface flatness of the aluminium-plastic composite panel exceeds that of a single-material metal sheet, particularly the large-sized sheet materials, owing to the continuous thermal composite production process. It has a flat and uniform appearance and is often used for architectural decoration.

Is ACM safe to clean?

To clean aluminum composite material panels, you can use a soft, damp cloth. If necessary, you can use a mild detergent. The water should be at room temperature.

Do not use harsh or sharp objects to clean the panels, as this could scratch them. If there is debris or caked-on dirt, apply water, mild soap, and a soft cloth or sponge until the dirt is removed. Avoid using anything with a bumpy texture.

Rinse the area well after cleaning, and then pat it dry. The surface should be left looking crisp.

Here are some additional tips for cleaning aluminum composite material panels:

  • Clean the panels regularly to prevent dirt and grime from building up.
  • If you use a detergent, make sure it is mild and non-abrasive.
  • Do not use strong chemicals or solvents to clean the panels.
  • If you have any doubts about how to clean the panels, consult the manufacturer's instructions.

    Is ACM weather resistent?

    ACM is recognised for its robustness and long-lasting performance, despite being lightweight. It is highly resilient to a variety of weather conditions, including extreme outdoor temperatures and extended exposure to the elements such as sun, wind, rain, and snow. While there is a chance of denting from flying debris during catastrophic events like hurricanes, ACM is able to withstand more damage than many other materials.

    Product Specification

    Weight Select a size to show weight
    Dimensions 3 × 2438 × 1219 mm

    Aluminium Composite


    2440 x 1220mm, 3050 x 1500mm, 3050 x 2000mm, 4050 x 2000mm


    Single Sided, Double Sided


    None, Pre-Drilled


    Gloss, Matt

    Artwork Submission Process

      1. Artwork files created and submitted.
      2. Files are checked and prepared for print by our art department.
      3. A low resolution is sent to you for approval.
      4. You check your proof and either approve or advise (if not approved, new files / fonts / images should be supplied at this point).
      5. Artwork is sent to print.

    We will let you know at the earliest opportunity if your files are not suitable.

    Artwork Set Up

    We recommend that you obtain the templates provided for each product. This will aid you in precisely positioning your graphics before uploading them with your order. Templates are available in the following file formats: ai, and pdf. If you are not a graphic designer, we recommend downloading software that will enable you to view the provided templates. Use a PDF reader by clicking here to get a free version: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/

    The extra amount of printed image that extends beyond the edge of the product, ensuring edge to edge printing. 2mm bleed is required on the majority of all artwork, unless the templates shows otherwise.

    Software & File Types

    The prices shown are for your artwork to be supplied in a "ready to print" format.

    • Our preferred file type for artwork submission is an editable, uncompressed PDF.
    • We are compatible with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
    • All images should be embedded into the file, supplied at 300dpi, 100% scale and CMYK.

    Please Note: Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Publisher are not publishing programmes, and if we attempted to convert them, the results would be costly and unpredictable. It is your obligation to provide us with precise, print-ready artwork.  Since we cannot be held liable for print mistakes or delays where incorrect artwork has been supplied, please carefully review your artwork before sending it to us.

    Colour Output

    • All artwork files must be set up as CMYK.
    • Please remember to:
      • Convert all RGB images and colours to CMYK
      • Convert all spot colours to process CMYK for digital printing
        (Pantone matching cannot be guaranteed for digital printing)
      • Specify Pantone colours if your job has been costed for screen print in spot colours

    Fonts & Images

    Convert text to outlines
    To prevent missing font issues, please make sure all text in your document is converted to outlines. This is done by selecting the drop down menu ‘Type’ in Illustrator and InDesign, then ‘Create Outlines’. If this is not possible, please supply the font files themselves, as either a .ttf or .otf.

    Any pixel based images in your artwork should either be embedded or supplied with your files. They should be supplied at a resolution of 300dpi, 100% scale, as this prevents the final print looking pixelated. Please check the resolution of your images, as they may look ok on screen but not in print. Please save your images in one of the following formats: .tiff , .jpg , .psd , .pdf.

    Sending Your Artwork

    Maximum file size: 19mb. File types: jpg jpeg jpe png gif pdf svg eps ai psd zip.

    If your files exceed the 19mb limit, you can use a third-party tool named WeTransfer icon Transfer To send your files, use the email [email protected] for the 'Email to' and provide us with a valid email address or/and order number if the files are sent outside of our services.

    Please contact one of our team members if you require assistance with file types or artwork resolution.

    Delivery Rate Information

    Delivery Rate Delivery Price (% Fee p/u qty) Delivery Type
    Small Sized Product(s) £3.99 fixed + £0.80 per unit qty* ex.Vat 5 - 7 Working Days**
    Med Sized Product(s) £6.99 fixed + £1.10 per unit qty* ex.Vat 5 - 7 Working Days**
    Large Sized Product(s) £9.99 fixed + £1.50 per unit qty* ex.Vat 5 - 7 Working Days**
    Min Spend £1.500 Free Delivery 5 - 7 Working Days**
    Pickup Only (Mon-Fri) FREE Head Office

    Delivery service is only available for delivery addresses within the UK Mainland.

    We aim to deliver your order within 5 to 7 working days from purchase using a courier service that requires a signature upon delivery. If you are not available to receive your order, a card will be left with instructions to call and arrange alternative delivery.

    Upon placing your order, you will receive notifications regarding order picking, dispatch, and delivery updates.

    Orders are processed from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays; orders placed on non-working days will be delivered on the next available working day.

    It is essential to carefully inspect your item(s) upon delivery and refuse any damaged goods. If you are unable to check the item(s), please sign for the goods as unchecked, and notify us immediately concerning any issues found*

    *Delivery prices is based on a fixed rate + fee per unit. e.g. Qty 1 = £3.99 + £0.80 p/u = £4.79 ex.Vat. An additional fee of £0.80 per unit (Qty) is applied thereafter. Price example is based on a small item from our catalogue.

    **Please keep in mind that we will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to deliver the packages within the estimated delivery timeframe. Moreover, we cannot refund any out of pocket expenses or costs incurred in cases of failed or delayed deliveries.


    We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Apple & Google Pay services.

    Card Type Acceptance Merchant
    MasterCard Accepted PayPal / Stripe
    Visa Accepted PayPal / Stripe
    American Express Not Accepted PayPal / Stripe
    Google Pay* Coming Soon Stripe / Google Pay
    Apple Pay* Accepted Stripe / Apple Pay

    *Apple & Google Pay services are only accessible depending on the device(s) you are using:-

    • Google Pay; checkout using Chrome on an Android phone, Tablet, and PC.
    • Apple Pay; check out using Safari on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

    Please note: We do not hold any credit or debit card details on our server! All credit or debit card details are held using a third party merchant account service which include; PayPal; Stripe; Google Pay & Apple Pay. We are not liable if these accounts are effected outside of our services.

    Returning Defective Goods

    If you happen to receive damaged or defective products, please let us know within 48 hours of receiving your order through email at [email protected] or by phone at 01257 241222.

    We highly recommend getting proof of delivery when you return the items. We are not liable for any products lost during the return shipping.

    If possible, we will replace the damaged or defective products at no extra cost. We will deliver the replacement products to you without any delivery charge. However, if we are unable to replace the product, we will refund you the full purchase price plus delivery charge, and this will be our maximum liability.

    For more information, you may refer to our Terms and Conditions.

    Cancelling your Order

    If you need to cancel your order, you have the right to do so under the Distance Selling Regulations. To cancel, simply contact us by phone or email within 24 hours after your purchase date, and make sure to provide your order number. This allows us enough time to stop any printing or installation processes and process your refund. Refunds will be issued to the credit or debit card used to make the purchase.

    Our Delivery Partners

    Our delivery partners - FedEx, dpd, Tuffnells and APC.


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    Hoarding Panels

    £80.00£142.00 ex.Vat - £96.00 inc.Vat

    In addition to effectively securing the perimeter of your construction site, aluminium composite hoarding panels can be used to design striking on-site billboards. Your artwork is printed directly onto the ACM board, and a laminate can be added for longer-term applications to increase durability in high-traffic areas.

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    **Fee applies. A £25 charge = 1 hour design time. Additional charges will apply if project requires more time. These will be charged outside of our online services.
    Product Templates

    Click a logo below to download Hoarding Panels template(s) to help place your designs correctly.

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    Our dedication to customer satisfaction is unmatched, and we're committed to delivering not only top-notch print services, but also exceptional customer care. When you choose Express Hoardings, you can trust that your printing job will be delivered on time and to the highest standard possible.

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